Monday, 16th May 2022

S.African miners turn to trucks as rail declines

Mining companies in South Africa have resorted to trucking coal to ports to meet a surge in European demand since the war in Ukraine started, bypassing the deteriorating rail infrastructure they blame for billions of dollars in lost revenue.


18 Nov 2020
South Africa emerged from one of the strictest coronavirus lockdowns in the world to find that organized gangs have stripped power cables from dozens of train stations - crippling an already dilapidated network relied on by millions of South Africans.
4 Jan 2021
The victims were from the minority Shiite Hazara community. Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, condemned the attack as a "cowardly inhumane act of terrorism."
16 Jan 2021
Iran, Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to revive a transnational train service, which is likely to connect Islamabad, Tehran and Istanbul this year. But can the three countries bear its cost?
25 Jan 2021
The first miner to be lifted to safety was in an "extremely weak" condition after spending 14 days underground. The workers became trapped after an explosion.
29 Jan 2021
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8 Feb 2021
A South African organisation hosts a firearms training day aimed at helping Black women protect themselves in a country where a woman is murdered every three hours. Gun Owners of South Africa's (GOSA) Girls on Fire campaign was created in 2015 to coincide with the 16 days of Activism from the United Nations. Instructors assist the women in gun safety and target practices - as many have never fired a gun before.
26 Apr 2021
Miners in Zamfara state say they are also victims of frequent attacks by the bandits who ravage communities in the state.
14 May 2021
Criminal elements in Nigeria are destroying some of the newly laid rail tracks crisscrossing the country at the moment. The activities of the vandals may as well deny the people in the affected area, Warri-Itakpe axis the opportunity of enjoying affordable and traffic-jam free train services.
18 May 2021
A corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma and French company Thales related to a $2 billion arms deal was adjourned on Monday (May 17) to May 26, and his defence lawyer said Zuma would plead not guilty when the hearing finally starts.
1 Jun 2021
Ministers of Transportation, Information inspect the Lagos-Ibadan rail project
4 Jun 2021
A fair number of Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday afternoon were killed by troops of the Nigerian military in Borno State, after a heavy gun fire with Nigerian troops in Damboa town.
8 Jun 2021
The men were abducted near the country's border with Mali and Burkina Faso, a hotbed for Islamists. China, which mines uranium, gold and oil in the country, has expanded its operations across Africa.